Thailand is backpacker heaven and one of the world's top gap year destinations and it's not hard to see why! Rich in culture, lush landscapes and paradise islands, Thailand offers a supreme mix of delights for any gap year adventurer. Bring on the buzz of Bangkok, Full Moon fun on Koh Phangan, daring dives from Koh Tao island and loads more Asian adventures! There are few better places to volunteer or gain a new skill; learn to dive, help out with marine conservation, get a paid teaching job or go martial arts mad with lessons in Muay Thai boxing. Make new friends at the Full Moon Party and sample the legendary 'Thai Bucket'. With a pinch of city spice and a dash of island flavour, tuk-tuk into Thailand for the perfect gap year trip!Thailand Key Facts
Up to 12 months or longer
Party in Thailand, work in Australia & tour New Zealand in one top trip!
Explore Thailand, Australia and New Zealand on our awesome Adventure, Work & Party programme. Enjoy a Thai Adventure, find paid work in Oz and tour New Zealand - don’t miss it!
Up to 12 months or longer
Our multi-stop round the world adventure!
Our amazing Global 360 trip is packed with all our favourite programmes! Choose from two awesome round-the-world packages or design your own Global 360 and add in your dream destinations or activities.
11-39 days or longer
Hop on and off in Asia for up to 12 months!
Explore Asia with one of three brilliant, flexible Stray bus passes, valid for 12 months. Discover the best bits of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam using these unique bus passes!
Minimum 13 days
A flexible round trip from Bangkok through Northern Thailand and Laos!
Fancy flexible travel in Northern Thailand and Laos? Our Laos Flexi Loop is the ideal hop-on-hop-off adventure. Choose a bus pass only or sign up for our fantastic flexi tour, which includes accommodation and awesome activities!
6 or 12 months or longer
Take a TEFL course then earn $1200 a month!
Take 120 hours of TEFL training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin in Thailand before taking on a paid teaching role in schools across Thailand and earning up to USD1200 per month!
Explore Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in 4 weeks!
Be blown away by this 27-day adventure from buzzing Bangkok to beautiful Bali, taking in Thai treats, Malaysian magic, Singapore sights, and Indonesian inspiration along the way!
Travel Southeast Asia on a budget!
See three amazing Asian countries on a shoestring as you buzz through Bangkok, laze on Thai islands, explore magical Malaysia and discover the buzz of Singapore on this incredible two-week tour!
3 countries, 3 capitals, 3 weeks
Stray through three amazing Asian countries in 3 weeks; explore Thailand's treats, visit Vietnam and have a Laos adventure as you discover the delights of Indochina from Ho Chi Minh City to buzzing Bangkok.